A magical alpine retreat in Dubai – 5 star – Dubai

Found in the Deira area of Dubai, this magical alpine retreat in Dubai is close to shopping malls and beaches: the best of what Dubai has to offer. You can view the city from the infinity pool or the bar which both boast incredible vistas. This five star Secret Hotel is packed with luxury touches to make your stay memorable from concierge to a limousine service and while you relax the hotel can facilitate your business needs too with free internet, video messaging and high-speed international calls. The hotel is also a great option for those with kids as there’s a children’s menu on offer as well as cots and high chairs, so you can all relax and enjoy the leisure facilities like the outdoor swimming pool stress free.

There are many phenomenal finds near your hotel like the largest man-made marina in the world, the Dubai Marina. Dubai also has the largest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, which has a bar to view the city from. Another major attraction is the fountain at the Dubai Mall which is 900ft wide and 500ft tall, illuminated at night and paired with music it’s a spectacle which can be seen for miles around! Dubai is truly a man-made creation with the large port of Jebel Ali and the Palm Jumeirah, an artificial cluster of islands which houses the Atlantis on the Palm Aquarium. The Jumeirah Beach is great to book water sports activities and has a large stretch of white sand to enjoy the sun and sea. Children will love the range of kid’s clubs on offer for activities such as water games and sports.

Other activities for children are mostly to be found in the Dubai Mall. Here you will find the Ice Rink, Cinema, aquarium, SEGA indoor theme park and Kidzania interactive centre. The Safa Park has touring boats of the area, while Creek Park has beautiful views and walks as well as lots of space to run around. There is also more traditional entertainment to be found in the form of Wild Wadi’s water park located in the city centre.

If you’re a foodie, then explore the colourful markets and try the local fruit, including dates, the freshly milled Arabian coffees and delicately flavoured teas. The food on offer is a mix of Lebenese and Morrocan along with recognisable traditional Arabic foods like Hummus and Schwarma kebabs. These are all available in the markets to buy as well as tea sets and coffee pots to take home. There are so many luxury shops in the Mall of the Emirates and the Dubai Mall, but good substitutes are also to be found in the markets in the form of embroidered scarves and delicate perfumes which all make wonderful gifts as well as souvenirs.